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Punk Britain, gay Britain, Thatcher’s Britain – Derek Jarman tackled the lot. Derek is a unique collaboration between Tilda Swinton, the film’s narrator, and Isaac Julien, in which the life, vision and legacy of Derek Jarman is fondly remembered and celebrated.

The revealing and frank interview at the core of the film is embroidered with a moving collage of home-movie footage, clips from 17 of his films, pop promos, rare footage from the sets of Sebastiane and Jubilee, and current affairs footage from 1960s swinging London through to the Thatcherite nationalism of the 1980s.

Painter, author, gay militant, Aids activist and, above all, filmmaker, Derek Jarman was one of Britain’s best-loved and most original artists who touched the lives of everyone he met.

As we prepare to welcome audiences back to Quarterhouse, we are delighted to invite friends and family for this special screening. This event will up us to make sure that we are welcoming people back as safely and positively as possible. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Derek (2008)
Directed by Isaac Julien
Certificate 15
English | 73 min


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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